Category: Protection of Personal Information

Class action certified: Coupled with interim relief

Stellenbosch University Law Clinic v Lifestyle Direct Group International (Pty) Ltd Class action certified by high court after recalling the history and development of the concept in theory and practice both in the USA and South...

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Privacy rights confirmed: Surveillance and interception?

AmaBhungane CIJ NPC v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Privacy rights confirmed by constitutional court and pointed out that state agencies are empowered to “gather, correlate, evaluate and analyse” intelligence and...

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Promoting information access: Partner seeking record

H v H Applicant admitted that the respondents’ duty to provide the record depends on “establishing” a partnership but the high court decided that the parties had misunderstood the legal position because when promoting...

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Alleged corruption discovery: PAIA confidential and sensitive

Panday v University of KwaZulu-Natal Applicant was characterised as a ‘busybody’ seeking information of alleged corruption but the high court decided that he was entitled to bring the application to vindicate his rights of...

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Accessing preserved evidence: Instituting legal proceedings

Cell C Ltd v MA Accessing preserved evidence allows a former employer to obtain the necessary evidence and proof to institute legal action against former employees who colluded in causing substantial prejudice to the employer...

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Good faith principle: Informed understanding of rights

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa (Pty) Ltd v Murray and Roberts Ltd Good faith principle enforced and refusal to disclose fails to accord with requirements of good faith, cooperation and trust because it would leave...

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Subpoena duces tecum: Derived from LRA s142(1)(b)

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Recruitment protected disclosure: Automatically unfair dismissal

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Court contempt order: Withdraw defamatory tweets

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RICA saga continues: ConCourt hearing

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Internet defamatory statements: Exception preliminary ruling

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Communications interception thwarted: RICA unconstitutional ?

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